Cincinnati Human Relations
Commission (CHRC)

 Human Rights Day Celebration

 
On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013,
the Cincinnati
Human Relations Commission (CHRC)
 will celebrate “Human Rights Day”. Theme: “United in advancing socio-economic
freedom for all”.
This year’s theme will focus on inclusion and the right
to participation in public life. The spotlight is on the rights of all people —
women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, the
poor and marginalized — to make their voices heard in public life and be included
in political decision-making.

 

The celebration will begin at 8:00am sharp
on the steps outside of Cincinnati
City Hall at 801 Plum Street. We
will meet briefly for a few words by Mayor John Cranley, Rabbi Abie Ingber, Rev. Joanna Leiserson, along with song selections from the Muse
Cincinnati Women’s Choir
. From there we will move to Room 312 in City
Hall for a Continental Breakfast.

 

Human Rights Day is observed by the
international community every year on 10 December to commemorate the day in
1948 that the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to
bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all
nations.

It provides an opportunity every year to celebrate human rights, highlight a
specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by
everyone everywhere.

Cultural events are also organized to celebrate the
importance of human rights through music, dance, drama or fine art.
 
 

 

 

November 26th, 2013

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CONGRATULATIONS! The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) has been awarded the “Murray & Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation Grant” for the “CHRC Legacy Project”!
 
 

November 25th, 2013

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November 22nd, 2013

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In order
to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of
failure. –Bill Cosby

November 20th, 2013

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Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) is proud to co-sponsor an event with Elementz,  “Building Welcoming Communities for Our Youth: A Community Conversation for Those Who Work With Urban Youth”. The other co-sponsors are Temple Sholom and Children Inc.  Please join us for a broad discussion of what works and does not work for Urban Youth.  We need answers and that starts with you! 
Come out on  Thursday, November 21 from  6:30 pm-8:30 pm  at 
Temple Sholom in Amberley Village, 3100 Longmeadow Lane, 45236.
Registration is only $10.00.  See you there!
 
 
 
LOCATION: 
Temple Sholom – Amberley Village, 3100 Longmeadow Lane 
 
DATE/TIME: Thursday November 21st 6:30-8:30 PM
 
REGISTRATION: $10
Agenda
 Participate in a broad discussion of what works (and doesn’t work) for Urban Youth and some ideas about why now is the time to think more broadly about the future of our City and our next generation of citizens
 

 Our Speakers:
Peter Block, Author and Consultant
 “Youth are not a problem to be solved”
Tom Lottman, Deputy Executive Director, Children Inc.
 “Belonging & Becoming:  New Concepts to manage and prevent youth violence” 

Usama Canon, Founding Director, Ta’leef Collective  

 “Initiating Youth into Community through Love” 

Abdullah Powell, Creative Director, Elementz  
 “The Value of Cultural Relevancy when working with urban teens” 

 
THANKS TO OUR CO-SPONSORS:
Temple Sholom
Children Inc.

Cincinnati Human Relations Commission 

&

UC School of Education

Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education

UC Center for Hope and Justice Education

Institute of Youth Development & Excellence
Salaam Community

 
Our Speakers
 
 


Abdullah Powell  Creative Director, Elementz
Usama Canon 
Founding Director, Ta’leef Collective
Peter Block 
Author & Consultant
Tom Lottman
Deputy Executive Director, Children Inc.
 


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November 19th, 2013

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Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) is proud to co-sponsor an event with Elementz,  “Building Welcoming Communities for Our Youth: A Community Conversation for Those Who Work With Urban Youth”. The other co-sponsors are Temple Sholom and Children Inc.  Please join us for a broad discussion of what works and does not work for Urban Youth.  We need answers and that starts with you! 
Come out on  Thursday, November 21 from  6:30 pm-8:30 pm  at 
Temple Sholom in Amberley Village, 3100 Longmeadow Lane, 45236.
Registration is only $10.00.  See you there!
 
 
 
LOCATION: 
Temple Sholom – Amberley Village, 3100 Longmeadow Lane 
 
DATE/TIME: Thursday November 21st 6:30-8:30 PM
 
REGISTRATION: $10
Agenda
 Participate in a broad discussion of what works (and doesn’t work) for Urban Youth and some ideas about why now is the time to think more broadly about the future of our City and our next generation of citizens
 

 Our Speakers:
Peter Block, Author and Consultant
 “Youth are not a problem to be solved”
Tom Lottman, Deputy Executive Director, Children Inc.
 “Belonging & Becoming:  New Concepts to manage and prevent youth violence” 

Usama Canon, Founding Director, Ta’leef Collective  

 “Initiating Youth into Community through Love” 

Abdullah Powell, Creative Director, Elementz  
 “The Value of Cultural Relevancy when working with urban teens” 

 
THANKS TO OUR CO-SPONSORS:
Temple Sholom
Children Inc.

Cincinnati Human Relations Commission 

&

UC School of Education

Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education

UC Center for Hope and Justice Education

Institute of Youth Development & Excellence
Salaam Community

 
Our Speakers
 
 


Abdullah Powell  Creative Director, Elementz
Usama Canon 
Founding Director, Ta’leef Collective
Peter Block 
Author & Consultant
Tom Lottman
Deputy Executive Director, Children Inc.
 


 Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our videos on YouTube



 


November 19th, 2013

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The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) Endorses

The Episcopal Church “The State of Racism in America” Forum

Cincinnati, OH—The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC), churches and other local non-profits have participated in sending out surveys and publicizing the Episcopal Church’s ongoing efforts to increase awareness and create dialogue regarding “The State of Racism in America”.

On Friday, November 15th, 2013, the Episcopal Church will host an online forum centered on a critical topic for our times: Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America”. Originating from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, MS (Diocese of Mississippi), this 90-minute ecumenical forum will be a LIVE WEBCAST beginning at 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) and 1:00 PM (Central Standard Time). The CHRC will stream the conference live from City Hall Room 115 @ 2:00 pm, EST.

The forum will be moderated by well-known journalist and PBS commentator Ray Suarez. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is the keynote speaker. Two panel discussions will focus on main themes: “Racism in America today – Why does it persist?” and “Racism in America’s future – Where is there hope for change?”

The forum will begin with a thought-provoking video, and viewers will be able to submit questions to the participants during the live webcast. Participating in the first panel, “Why does racism persist?” are: The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Ms. Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist and journalist and widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, and The Honorable William F. Winter, former governor of Mississippi and founder of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.

The second panel, “Where is there hope for change?” will feature: The Hon. Byron Rushing, Massachusetts State Representative, civil rights leader and vice president of the Episcopal Church House of Deputies, Dr. Randy Testa, author, vice president of education at Walden Media LLC, Dr. Erma J. Vizenor, chairwoman of White Earth Band of Ojibwe, educator and community organizer, and Tim Wise, educator and author of White Like Me, Colorblind and Affirmative Action.

Following the online forum, CHRC (in partnership with the Episcopal Church) will be organizing 4 forums in Greater Cincinnati (North, South, East & West sides of town) to address Racism in America & the Greater Cincinnati Community today – Why does it persist? And Racism in America’s & the Greater Cincinnati Community’s future – Where is there hope for change? The goals are to:

· Increase awareness (discussing the study results & presenting a call to action)

· Connect cultures and communities to create dialogue regarding “The State of Racism”

· Spur action within communities to discuss race on an ongoing basis & give communities tools to combat racism and discrimination

· Create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have the opportunity to succeed.

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission is honored to be a part of this effort to increase awareness and create dialogue regarding the state of racism in our nation. Since 1943, CHRC has remained steadfast in its efforts to bring together community stakeholders to help our community to overcome prejudice and discrimination; and build mutual respect and understanding. During the most critical of times, CHRC is always there turning the community’s needs into action, connecting cultures and communities and ensuring that we are all living in communities where prejudice and discrimination can no longer hide.

For more information regarding the forum, visit http://www.episcopalchurch.org/notice/save-date-episcopal-church-hosts-major-topical-forum-fifty-years-later-state-racism-america
and for more information about CHRC, please visit our website at http://www.chrc.us
 
 

November 13th, 2013

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On Saturday,
November 16, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST) at Maketewah Country Club (5401 Reading Rd.)
the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) will be celebrating our 70th
Anniversary. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is the event’s keynote speaker and P. Ann
Everson Price & the All Star Band will have everyone dancing!  Tickets
are $70/person & selling quickly! You can purchase tickets 2 ways: 
  1. Visit our website www.chrc.us  Print off and mail in/drop off the attached form.  All forms are due by November 11, 2013.
  2. By
    clicking on the link below to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8857758795

    On
    November 17, 1943, the Mayor’s Friendly Relations Committee was created by
    resolution of Cincinnati City Council. The Committee was the second group of
    its type established in the US.
    On March 17, 1965 the City Council adopted Ordinance 112-1965 providing for the
    establishment of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC). Since 1943,
    the agency has remained steadfast in its efforts to help our community to
    overcome prejudice and discrimination, build mutual respect and understanding,
    and become more harmonious and cohesive.
    Proceeds
    from this event will be used to support the agency’s Community Outreach and
    Engagement efforts. CHRC has been charged with listening to & working with
    the community to overcome prejudice and discrimination and build mutual respect
    and understanding. By bringing individuals and groups together for dialogue
    & sharing cultural experiences we can have an impact.

          

November 7th, 2013

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Today is Election Day and the importance of voting cannot be
overstated.  The main importance of democracy is the participation of the
people in naming their political representatives. The power of voting is the
power of change, it’s the power of making a mark in history and voicing your
opinions.

 

There are many issues to consider when casting your vote &
there are no small issues in politics & every vote has significance.
 At the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, we hope you educate
yourself about each candidate & the issue and choose your leaders wisely.
Politicians make laws protecting and restricting social freedoms. Our leaders
also decide policy on issues like public safety, civil liberties, human
services and the environment.

So feel empowered today! Take action in the best way possible by
casting your vote and making your voice heard. It is your right, it is your
duty, it is your responsibility.

Independent information about the candidates and the Issues can be
found on the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area website (http://www.smartvoter.org/oh/hm/).
SmartVoter also provides your customized ballot and polling locations.
Questions?  Call the League of Women Voters at 513-281-8683 (9am -3pm), or
the Hamilton County Board
of Elections at 513-632-7039 or 513-632-7044.

November 5th, 2013

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Amnesty International Midwest Regional Conference at the Cincinnati Freedom Center
Friday, Nov 8


  • Tour the National Underground Freedom Center 
  • Violence Against Women Rally
  • Opening Reception with Keynote Address by Executive Director, Steven Hawkins
  • Human Trafficking Panel 
  • Walk to Black Brigade Monument by Candlelight

November 4th, 2013

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